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slate tech report >>pam: the state of washington has more than 200 couples lined up at the seattle county courthouse in to get their marriage lincenses signed. 77-year-old jane abbott lightly and 85-year-old petey petersen who have been together for 35 years were the first couple to receive their marriage license. a three-day waiting period is required before marriage licenses are valid. but supporters of same-sex marriage say today is an important day for their cause. >> also in washington state. it's a "pot party" in washington state. a new law -- legalizing recreational marijuana use -- took effect at midnight. the law says adults 21 years and older can now possess up to an ounce of pot. but growing or selling the drug remains a crime. still -- pot smokers preferred to emphasize the positive -- ringing in the new year with -- well -- smoke rings at seattle's space needle. >>pam: the aftermath of hurricane sandy is driving business in washington today. as the senate meets to talk about the storm's impact on transportation, the push for state aid continues from high-profile advoca
obama leaders to take action on crisis. karin caifa reports from washington, where members of congress have also left town. >> good afternoon, everybody. >>reporter: after speaking with party leaders friday afternoon, president obama called on congress to quickly come up with a solution to avert some end- of-year tax hikes associated with the fiscal cliff. >> in the next few days i've asked leaders of congress to work towards a package that prevents a tax hike on middle class americans, protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans and lays the groundwork for further work on both and deficit reduction. >>reporter: the remarks came after house speaker john boehner failed to muster enough of his party's support to bring his "plan b" to the floor. his proposal would have effectively raised taxes only on those americans making more than one million dollars a year. >> we had a number of our members who just really didn't want to be perceived as having raised taxes. >>reporter: the two sides each left the capitol for the christmas holidays, blaming the other for inaction. democrats
of the mid-west. and not if >> not a washington d.c. we have learned that house republicans have postponed their vote on their own fiscal cliff bill. the mess known as " plan b " reggie it was -- known as plan b. >> that probably means that the republicans to not have enough votes to pass plan b. this is the first voting cast that would avert cuts. this would extend bush era cuts for everybody making $1 million. those making more would have to pay a higher tax brea rate. senator kerry reid is saying that he is not going going to discuss plan b. senator-harry reed is not going to discuss plan b and already president obama is warning that he would have vetoed it. >> we are getting closer and michael you have a sense of humor about this. we have to understand what is happening with the physical let for a really quick synopsis what is planned be and what did they not want to bring it to the floor of the fiscal cliff? >> that was the millionaire tax increase. but that is one of the problems with the bill. problem is that house speaker, peter said that he did not have the sufficient number john
to local politicians. washington has 27 days to figure out how to get the nation from going over the physical click your at this point, all sides seem to point to a stalemate. pamela schmidt. signs still point to a stalemate. >> emily schmidt has more >> you don't have to look far fiscal cliff theater... >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. gets solved. >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even communicating by phone or e- mail. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that'll give you going. >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner says that wouldn't stop negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point r
." >> in washington, i'm tory dunnan kron4 news. >>pam: president barack obama will not compromise on his it demands that the wealthiest americans pay more in taxes. has the fiscal cliff is three weeks away. he made the case for his proposal at a detroit auto plant. republicans are standing by that does not include those increases. if no deal is reached? there could be a major increase with severe spending cuts. >> the dallas cowboys football family is dealing with a tragedy. one team member died in a horrific car crash. another team member is charged in dallas cowboys nose tackle josh brent was released from dollar bond. he was arrested after a fiery car crash his teammate jerry brown. who was a passenger in brent's car. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed, at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the surface road causing the vehicle to flip at least one >> >> time. irving, texas police say the car traveled about 900 feet after hitting the curb. they arrested the 24-year old brent on suspicion of intoxication manslaughter. >> of our officers on sc
: and outside the washington office of the national rifle association.more than 100 people protested by chanting "shame on the n-r- a." the group is calling for stronger gun control laws. the nra. has stayed slien---- silent. since friday. even taking down its facebook page the day of the bloody shooting spree.one day after the nra promoted a milestone of 1.7 million "likes." pro-gun senator joe manchin from west virginia is now rethinking his views. >> "i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. i dont know people who need 20-30 round clips." >>reporter: while some lawmakers are calling for stricter gun laws in response to the school shooting while others are proposing just the opposite. one oregon state representative says people at schools should be taught to use guns in times of crisis. >> "but, people who are trained and who will be armed and when the first shot is fired on the next campus, they can respond and meet lethal force with lethal force." >>reporter: an abc news/ washington post poll released today has given an indication that more people are ready to support
than cyanide. one drop can kill a person in a matter of minutes. syria not the only thing on washington's mind right now. with about four weeks to go before that fiscal cliff of tax hikes and spending cuts gets triggered, negotiations still appeared at a standstill on tuesday. karin caifa tells us where everything stands. >> in the midst of a standoff with capitol hill republicans, president obama told bloomberg news that the latest plan put forth by house speaker john boehner, simply doesn't add up. the >> speaker's proposal right now is still out of balance. he talks about, for example, eight hundred billion dollars worth of revenues but he says he will do that by lowering rates. when you look at the math, it does does not work. >> not work. as negotiations as negotiations to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff" continue, republicans were equally dismissive of the last proposal from the president. >> his proposal was so outlandish i don't think we should go back to the table until he puts something there that we can work with. >> the key sticking point between the two sides hasn
in washington as the u.s. moves closer the falling off the fiscal cliff. you deserve from gop house speaker john baker and the democratic minority minority leader nancy pelosi. right now lawmakers have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal. if they don't most experts agree, the results could be disastrous for the american economy. the possibility of severe spending cuts there with a big jump in taxes for everyone. joining us to write down all this is michael yaqui. democrats won increase taxes on high- income earners and republicans want spending cuts >> it is basically the election and that is why everyone saying that the president had a mandate to make this change. he made very clear in this campaign that is what he wants to do. the american people and all the polls right now so that they support the president's plan. >> president obama has been very firm on tax cuts for the reds routedwhich. he did wie election you think he has an edge in these discussions? >> right now this is between the grand bargain which is putting everything on the table, spending cuts revenue of the whole kit an
of the u-s house are set to return to washington on sunday -- just one day before the deadline to pass budget deal. if congress does not reach a fiscal deal before monday's deadline, automatic tax increases and steep spending cuts will take effect. an in depth look at where everything stands right now -- and we'll be talking live with our political analyst -- tonight at 5:30 >> breaking news. retired general norman schwarzkopf has died in tampa, florida. known as 'stormin norman' because of his explosive temper, he commanded the u.s.-led international coalition that drove saddam hussein's forces out of kuwait in 19-91. he lived in retirement in tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in- chief of u-s central command. that is the headquarters responsible for u.s. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries. he was 78. no one was hurt. storm on the way. >> borrowers, that took out a loan. could possibly have found some issues. dan kerman turks of the story from there. >> reporter: many feeble and up in a storefront office, with a quick loan, like
report heightened worries ... that the fiscal deadlock in washington is already starting to impact the economy. the "institute for supply management" says, manufacturing in the u-s shrank last month. meantime, on wall street today.. points to fall below 13- thousand. the nasdaq also fell..down eight -points.. and the s-and-p 500 lost close to seven. >> watching today's winners and losers with our financial expert, rob black u.s. auto sales. >> with hurricane sandy they can go out and purchase new. still, we are above 14.4 million. we are near 15 million. sales of gm are up 3.4% a bit weaker than expected. for was a 6.5% at toyota was up 70.2 percent, chrysler up to buy 40% your financing it has loosened up a little bit we of the oldest fleet in the nation. so car buying. chrysler was up by-14% and toyota was up 70%. >> singapore airlines is a toyota-17-- >> this is not fortune america. this is for more european and cities. this is not for urgent america. to gain access to the european union i understand it that this is a way for delta to benefit and expand more international fli
the lack of progress on "fiscal cliff" negotiations in washington. on wall street today. the dow fell 36-points. the nasdaq dropped 21- points. and the s-and-p- 500 lost six points. no update on the fiscal negotiations. because of the elementary school shooting in new- town, connecticut. today - republican house speaker john boehner canceled the weekly republican address. saying in a news release --- quote -- "so that president obama can speak for the entire nation at this time of mourning." he also added, he joins the president - and all americans - in sending prayers and condolences to the victims' loved ones. >>jacqueline: this live look at the satellite and radar. we did see some light rain. we will see similar conditions and a bit of a break. clearing skies and cooler temperatures, overnight. offshore, in other rainfall with tomorrow that you can see on futurecast. as we see it is light. not as widespread as we've seen with previous storms. shower early showery but not until 5:00 a.m. on the sunday. temperatures tomorrow in a very cold morning because of the clear skies. 33 and fair
-- the reaction from washington. to the bay area. along with what's being done here in california. but first tonight -- president obama -- promising action. grant lodes is here with more. >> president obama is talking tough after the mass shooting that we just saw. today,mister obama took the podium this morning with vice president joe biden at his side. the president.talking tough on the need to reduce gun voilence.especially mass shootings like the one we just saw. today we learned the vice president will lead a task force that will present a set of gun control recommendations to the president. >> it is encouraging of all backgrounds are willing to challenge and change longstanding positions. that conversation has to continue but this time those words need to lead to action. the point that this is complex no longer is an excuse for doing nothing. the fact that we cannot prevent every act of violence does not mean that we will steadily reduce the violence. and prevent the very worst violence. that is why i have a past vice president to lead members of my cabinet and outside organizations to
a washington it will bring us had tense rainfall on sunday futurecast, some light showers but by 5:00 p.m. tomorrow some spotty showers-5:00 a.m. tomorrow. banta 5p.m., and i do not think that this is going to be completely accurate i think that we're going to see more widespread. with computer model renderings i do not see how this is possible. later evening, we could see more moderate this could be a bit more accurate. through overdye toch 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. to the golden gate and it will continue to press south as we go towards the 2:00 a.m. and perhaps moving out at 5:00, 6:00. the rain will be consistent on the day heavy in the morning with the flood watch remaining in effect for the north bay, the north bay coastline, the san for sinc san francisco coastline in the san mateo coastline. excess of rainfall rates again on sunday. your weather headlines looking at 1-3 in. and the valleys, with more in the hills and favored the north bay what it will linger along best. that flood watch the will stay in effect for monday. you will in your coastal longest--in the north bay. 6,300 ft. t
americans remain out of work. economists forecast dire consequences without a washington, i'm karin caifa. >>catherine: this is the 71st anniversary of the date that will live in infamy. december 7th 19-41 was when the japanese attacked pearl harbor. this was a moment of silence as 2-thousand people gathered in hawaii to honor those killed in the surprise attack. ceremonies began at 7:55 a- m local time - the exact time the bombing began. the attack launched the u-s into world war two. coming up at six -- how the bay area marked the occasion. >>jacqueline: on the visibility and not that bad with reduced visibility novato. more on your forecast, fog and warmer temperatures, coming up. >> coming up hall of pillsbury doughboy and a high-definition camera can thelp you catch a thief in the next edition of people behaving badly. the next edition of people behaving badly. you won't take my life. you won't take our future. aids affects us all. even babies. chevron is working to stop mother-to-child transmission. our employees and their families are part of the fight. and we're winning. at chevro
and radar showing through our northern california. take a look further towards washington you can see the blue indicating snowfall. cold air from canada of with this system. as we take a look at the rainfall for tonight. we will start at 8:00 p.m. and continue it is not that organized. heavier through petaluma, and the san mateo coast. by 5:00 p.m., still some showers but not that wide spread. it will continue for the afternoon. some spotty showers here, there in the 4:00 p.m. hour and into the 8:00 p.m. hour as for temperatures they're going to stay on the cool side. 50s through san francisco, 52 in san rafeal. 50s in san jose. the storm is a cold one we're going to look at the midnight hour. in full swing over the sierras it will continue for tomorrow. even for tomorrow we will see some inches of snowfall when everything is said and done at the higher elevations. 1 ft. at 7,000 ft.. high chance of lingering showers with the temperatures in the 30's. for the next several days. as we take a look at a local temperatures that rain will push through. thursday, friday, the temperatures in
cliff" deal in washington. on wall street. the dow surged 116-points. nasdaq rose 44-points. and the s- and-p 500 jumped up 16- points. >> now today for the winners and the losers. rob ? samsung has backing off of its patent lawsuit with apple shares are reacting positively? >> this twitter $19 billion industry never so happy for each other but the united states court ordered that apple cannot do an injunction on the samsung products. and samsung said we're going to pull the injunctions of the products that we're going to if.. it is a great media store but was never good for stock. >> and now they are born to agree to cut it out in the marketplace. >> and they're going to duke it out in the marketplace -- and also holiday travel. that is a loser? >> it is going to be roth this year. hotels are full, flights are full. if you have not already made plans? there is already an increase from last year. with 11 million californians are also going to trouble and the costs are up. nearly $500 for the average flight. the terminals, and within 90% capacity. security, late, baggage fees. >> and fo
been working on a cell phone tower in spokane washington was left dangling in the air today. he slipped out of a harness and was trapped for nearlya co-worker was able to hang onto him until firefighters arrived. they raised a ladder - and got him down safely. >> some missing hikers have been found on oregon's mount hood. they were out on snow- shoes.and are in good condition tonight. they survived by staying in a warming shelter. the two women and one man called 911 from a cell phone sunday, after getting lost while trying to reach a cabin. >> and a beautiful evening for this christmas eve. some high clouds streaming in and yet another storm system in the pacific headed our way. mostly clear skies and we will see an increasing clouds as we get into the overnight hours for tonight. there are going to be cloudy skies. buttering should hold out until the afternoon but it could increase by the evening. ohere is futurecast by 10:00 a.m., we are trying and some spotty showers beginning to show up to the north and to the west. near santa rosa, the band of rainfall. by 2:00 p.m., light north o
his christmas vacation short. mister obama is returning to washington d-c on thursday. first lady michelle obama and their daughters will remain in hawaii. house and senate members are expected to reconvene thursday. without a budget agreement, automatic tax increases for everyone and deep spending cuts will be triggered in the new year. the main dispute continues to be over taxes. >> vicki: starbucks will publicly take a stand on the looming fiscal cliff. c-e-o howard schultz is asking workers at its 120 d-c-area stores to write "come together" on the coffee cups they serve on thursday and friday. he says it's a way to quote: "send our elected officials a respectful but potent message, urging them to come together to find common ground." both sides are due back by thursday and have vowed to make a final attempt. starbucks notes workers are not required to write the message on cups. >> 49ers sunday at candlestick with a chance to clinch the division title kron four's jason appelbaum joins me now with more. .jason the team's a little banged up right? >> manning's am >> vernon davi
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